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. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. religious groups are among those expressing sorrow and outrage over the shooting massacre at a colorado movie theater on friday. president obama called for a day of prayer and reflection for the victims and their families. in other news, as the international community continued to wrestle over a response to the growing violence in syria, religious leaders intensified their calls for more humanitarian aid and an end to the crisis. a catholic archbishop inside syria urged world leaders to "speak with one voice" in order to bring about peace. meanwhile, the united nations says the number of syrian refugees has nearly tripled since april to more than 100,000. u.s. civil rights groups this week filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unmanned drone attack that killed three american citizens in yemen last october. extremist cleric an war al awlaki, his son and samir khan, a propagandist for al qaeda were all killed in the american drone strike. the u.s. says the mission was part of the war against terror. but the civil rights groups s
the new eisenhower memorial. we are glad you could join us tonight. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: welcome back. our conversation with this icon, frank gehry. let us that we had a wonderful conversation. we talked about -- last night we had a wonderful conversation. we talked about his early life. his family life. if you did not get a chance to see it, go to our web site at pbs.org. i'm delighted to continue that conversation. when we finished last night, we were talking about bilbao. it is one thing to say what we say, what do you say. it seems to be that moment at which the world came to appreciate your gift. even here in los angeles. you had not been as regarded as you should have been until bilbao. what say you? >> should have been, i do not know. bilbao, i lucked out. i met a man who was the director. he was a genius in h
as "war is a force that gives us meaning," his weekly column for the website "truthdig" and freelance articles for a variety of other publications, chris hedges has taken his life's experience covering the brutality of combat and shaped a world view in which morality and faith, and the importance of truth-telling, dissent and social activism take precedence, even if it means going to jail. welcome, chris hedges. >> thank you. >> tell me about joe sacco. he was your companion on this trip. and he was your, in effect, co-author. although he was sketching instead of writing. >> i've known joe since the war in bosnia. we met when he was working on his book, "gorazde." and i was not a reader of graphic novels. but i watched him work. and i certainly know a brilliant journalist when i see one. and he is one of the most brilliant journalists i've ever met. he reports it out with such depth and integrity and power, and then he draws it out. and i realized that an extremely important component of this book was making visible these invisible communities, because we don't see them. they're shut
was diagnosed with sma five years ago. griffen's mother beth kingkiner joins us, a elementee schoolteacher. finally two positions at the forefront of research, neil shneider of columbia university and richard finkle. an once again my cohost is dr. eric kandel, noble lawyer yet, professor at columbia university and a howard hughes medical investigatorment i'm pleased to have all of them and as kandel and a sense of what we hope to accomplish this evening. welcome. >> we're going to consider today amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy, two diseases that affect motor neuron os. and this is a tjs of the theme we've had for the last several programs. which are considered disors that affect the motor system. we began by considering park inson's disease and hunts ton's disease, two diseases that affect motor systems that are due to protein folding disorders. then we considered multiple sclerosis, which has a very different mechanism. it is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the mylin sheath. these two sets of disorders have different mechanisms of action
aids policy opened in washington, d.c. sunday, the first time the event has been held in the u.s. soil. hundreds of people marked the first day of conferences with rallies on the national mall calling for cheaper anti-viral drugs and more aid. and barbara lee of california called for a new push to help aids patients worldwide. >> we must redouble our efforts and commitments to the global fund, to our domestic national hiv aids strategy and plan, which i believe president obama has put forward, the right thing to do, but it has been quiet in this country. we need to make noise. we need to put eradicating the hiv aids on the front burner of our political agenda. >> the conference has drawn controversy from activists because of working limitations. at a satellite session with sex workers from other countries, miriam edwards called for broader acceptance of the sex trade. >> we are a class of the general population. we need people to accept sex workers as part of the general population and stop segregating them. we are human beings and they must be excepted. if not, we will never get to 0
of the hottest favorites at the london olympics are the u.s. men's basketball team. a warmup game in spain on sunday. the u.s. dream team won gold 20 years ago. the current nba stars twice held a 20-point lead. argentina and twice once they come back. it gave the americans plenty to think about. they made the impression of a u.s.. in a tough challenge on live ron james. in the end, it was pretty close. the u.s. won by 86-80. george, you are fully up to date now with all the olympic news. >> thank you very much. this is "bbc world news." olympicead -- greece's tragedy. there. it is too broke to get its olympics to this year's competition. >> cuban dissidents say a prominent opponent has died in a car crash. he was 60 years old. he spoke out against the communist government of fidel and raul castro. >> he spent decades challenging cuba's communist regime. his death is seen by supporters as a huge blow to the country's pro-democracy movement. >> [speaking foreign language] >> he has had an accident and died. that's all we know. at this time, his wife and family have left the hospital. we are
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